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of the units are two bedroom and larger so for families and we will be working hard to identify low and moderate income families in the neighborhood to qualify for the housing. we encourage you to support the determination of the planning staff and provide the conditional use authorization and other entitlements they recommended. thank you for your support of affordable housing and tdnc. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. i am steve perry with brandel architects. i am the architect of record and i have additional documents i would like to hand out. so
what i am handing out to you is some additional renderings and diagrams showing the urban design and new elevations with context. so here we have our building, an aerial view, showing the context and just to start off i want to show you we have the b of a data center to our west, mercy housing to our east, and the new crescent heights building to our north, and if you could please turn two pages to the first diagram. so
what i would like to do is back out a little bit and show the urban form and how it's shaped in the downtown area where it starts to build up into the market van ness area. in our first move with our building what we have done is kept our low rise towards mission street and hi rise coming down the tenth street and towards market . and as the building turns we have our low rise on mission again. this allows light to come into jessie street and also lets views come -- views from crescent heights. and looking at the block as a whole we've
broken down the proportions of the building that relate to the proportions of the rest of the block. this is crescent heights starting from market street down to mission, and we have a pattern of aba, and then a and b and give emphasis at the corner, but we also create high low high low rhythm so we keep with that rhythm, and then looking down mission street we keep low rise buildings coming along with the data center, and we extenuate housing with mercy housing here at the corner, and on the other side we have the low rise going down mission street again. and looking at the articulation of our skin we wanted to basically
reinforce the articulation of the massing and with the corner element we play with interwoven pattern with flanking elements that have more of a punched window pattern that bring your eye back to the corner and we have the height at the corner that makes the corner must more important, and then with the street scape we've taken the retail and we brought it down tenth street trying to reduce walking distances from retail to crescent heights with possible art installation location at the corner of jesse and then we have a multi-purpose space on mission with bike mission co-op and
down on mission street side. so with the elevations we've broken down the massing with two elements. first we have an element with -- our first element is a metal panel system with projected windows and we have a break with the balconies and the system for the tower element. and then as the building turns the street we have our curtain wall system once again, and with the interwoven pattern, and then we cap the end with a more punched presence on the corner. and if
you have any questions i would be happy to answer those. >> thank you. opening it up for public comment if there is any. seeing none the public comment portion is closed. commissioner wu. >> i am really happy to see this project. i want to thank the architect for this rendering. it's nice to see projects in their context with other projects entitled. i think this project actually fills part of the conversation around twitter and mid-market and what is going to happen so seeing this volume of affordable housing units, 190, is really quite remarkable so i am very happy to support this. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah ms. waty, maybe you can answer some of it. i think it's
a wonderful project. i know 167 units are the off site for 201 folsom and then it was chosen that the other units that remain project sponsor agreed to limit the market rate part of those to the 150 percentile and there has to be off set because they're off the 120 -- whatever the limit is for affordable units. >> exactly. so the first 167 are for the traditional units and you're left with the rest and the 20 is up to 150% of median area income. those units are not considered below market rate for purposes of the requirements for the planning code section and because of that tray trigger low market rate units itself and that's what
the remaining three are. >> so the market rate -- let's see 170 of the units are the same income and the remaining 20 of them would be at 150th. >> precisely. >> okay. that seems to make a lot of sense, and i guess i just had a question for the architect. i really like what you've done. it's very well done. i am trying to figure out if the facade on both the tenth street side and the mission street side are the same. it looks richer. the facade of the punched window section that abuts with crescent heights appears darker color and the one on -- or at least the rendering. >> i think it's the rendering. >> i think they're good colors if they're darker and richer to make a contrast. >> sure. we will work with planning with the slekdz of materials. >> and again i know you always work with planning and the
glazing on the curtain wall is important to get the shade of glass that fits in the best. >> correct ; right. q. and make it the richest as possible and generally a darker glass looks better but that's just my opinion. >> we will take that into consideration. thank you. >> thank you. >> commissioner hillis. >> just a question for the project sponsor on the retail space. if there is a affordable ownership project and i think it's a good project and nice to see this part of the street filling out. who controls the retail at the end of the day? are they leasing it or is it sold? >> it will be sold as a condo. >> okay. thanks. >> commissioner moore. >> i just wanted to commend the architect for submitting the supplemental information and about the mapping and careful and put it into context. it's very interesting to me
particularly leaving the building beyond and marking the corner on mission and tenth and lower building and help with the transition, not only on mission but respecting the adjacentacy of the kres cant. i think your spainz was extremely good and what i would like to recommend to the department make it besides from the specific of the design something we would be asking pretty much everybody else who comes forward with new buildings in downtown. i am very comfortable with the building. i only have one funny question if you allow me. in your drawings the elevations you have tiny red lines tracing through the elevations. is that a ink mistake or -- (inaudible). >> we're trying to relate that to the proportions of the next door buildings. >> oh. i was just curious. tiny little lines. >> right. so if you see on the mission street elevation to the
west we have more elongated windows and actually across the street, which doesn't show on this elevation, are three bay windows are pretty close and very similar to the windows across the street, and we're just showing that diagonal. >> thank you. i am in full support of your project. >> commissioner sugaya. >> yes. i was going to say i think there is also a nice response and transition between crescent heights and your project because you have sort of punched windows next to their sort of punched windows along tenth street there, so and they also kind of end with the taller more glassy high rise on market and you're doing similar on mission street. >> yes. it's a book end. >> it's really nice. i guess i will go ahead and make a motion to approve with conditions.
>> second. >> including the modification indicated by ms. waty which were not included in the motion that is in front of us. >> yes. and i had one other question for staff. didn't we approve a project directly across the street from here on this other corner? >> excuse me. it's about a 12 story building i believe. >> and yeah and we had some question about a green wall or something. >> yeah. and that project has recently come into the office and seeking site permits. >> okay. thank you. >> just to make sure in agreement with the modification proposed by staff. >> yes. >> then i will call the motion. commissioners on the motion commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner moore. >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya. >> aye. >> commissioner wu. >> aye. >> commissioner president fong.
>> aye. >> so moved that passes commissioners u unanimously seven to zero. because you continued 16a through c you're on your final calendar item for public comment. i don't have any speaker cards. >> is there any public comment? seeing none the meeting is adjourned.
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